People’s Artist of Azerbaijan
Yusif Eyvazov

Yusif Eyvazov was born in Algeria but grew up in Baku, Azerbaijan. He studied at the Baku Conservatory, then moved to Italy in 1997 and completed his training with Franco Corelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Magda Olivero, Placido Domingo, Gianandrea Gavazzeni and Antonio Fogliani among others.

He made his professional debut as José in Carmen at the Trippovici Concert Hall (Trieste, Italy).

Currently performs at the most significant theatres all over the world including Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Metropolitan opera, Los Angeles Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper in München, Wiener Staatsoper, Berlin Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra national de Paris, Mariinsky Theatre to name but a few.

Has taken part in various opera festivals, such as Salzburg Festival, Arena di Verona and others.

He also gave the series of his first solo recitals at the Salle Gaveau, Elbphilharmonie and Tonhalle Düsseldorf, sang at Wiener Opernball and 350th Anniversary Gala of Opera National de Paris. Has toured to Italy, Germany Austria, Spain, Russia, Japan, Korea.

In 2010 he took part in the production of Tosca at the Bolshoi Theatre, singing the part of Cavaradossi.

In April 2023, he was appointed Director of the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.


Grand Prix at the International Opera Singers Competition in Milan


People’s Artist of Azerbaijan


Grand Prix de la Culture

2020, Austria

Honorary medal of Gianandrea Gavazzeni

1st prize at the VI International Contest of Vocalists named after Bulbul

2012, Baku

Honored Artist of Azerbaijan

Repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre:

Cavaradossi (Tosca)

Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut)

Don Carlo (Don Carlo)

Herman (The Queen of Spades)


Cavaradossi (Tosca) — Wiener Staatsoper, Salzburg Festival, Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, Arena di Verona, Berlin Staatsoper, Metropolitan opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Mariinsky Theatre, Praha National Opera Theatre

Kalaf (Turandot) — Metropolitan opera, Bayerische Staatsoper in München, Mariinsky Theatre, Arena di Verona

Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) — Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Mariinsky Theatre 

Manrico (Il Trovatore) — Berlin Staatsoper, Opéra national de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Mariinsky Theatre

Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier) — Wiener Staatsoper, Praha National Opera Theatre, Teatro alla Scala, Hungarian State Opera House

Maurice de Saxe (Adriana Lecouvreur) — Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mariinsky Theatre, Salzburg Festival, Baden-Baden Festival

Rodolfo (La Boheme) — Metropolitan opera

Radames (Aida) — Arena di Verona, Salzburg Festival

Canio (I Pagliacci) — Los Angeles Opera, Sferisterio di Macerata, Театр Петруцелли в Бари

Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana) — Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Arena di Verona, Mariinsky Theatre

Macduff (Verdi’s Macbeth) — Bayerische Staatsoper in München, Royal Opera House

Herman (The Queen of Spades) — Metropolitan opera, Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona

Duke of Mantua (Rigopetto) — Mariinsky Theatre

Otello (Verdi’s Otello) — Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna, Mariinsky Theatre

Dick Johnson (La Fanciulla del West) — Metropolitan opera

Don Alvaro (La forza del destino) — Royal Opera House

Don Carlo (Don Carlo) — Mariinsky Theatre

Tenor part in Verdi’s Requiem 

General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — insurance company «Ingosstrakh»
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre — Tinkoff Bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — GUM